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New Hampshire Poll: Residents Evenly Split on Marriage

Timothy Kincaid

May 12th, 2009

Per the Boston Herald

A new poll shows New Hampshire residents are evenly split on the issue of same-sex marriage.

Forty-five percent of those polled by Dartmouth College oppose legalizing gay marriage, and 41 percent support it. The difference was within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.



May 12th, 2009 | LINK

Heaven forbid even 50% + 1 person in New Hampshire are against gay marriage and it passes. What a catastrophe for the “will of the people” that would be.

Getting tired of what I consider to be our fundamental rights up for polling and ballot questions. I can’t wait to vote on the rights of religious fundamentalists to stay the heck out of my life.

Jason D
May 12th, 2009 | LINK

tide is turning.

May 13th, 2009 | LINK

The Boston Herald? It may as well be the NY Post or the National Enquirer!

Timothy Kincaid
May 13th, 2009 | LINK

Yes, Jim, I noted the irony that the only source I could find when I posted this thread was the conservative Herald.

May 14th, 2009 | LINK

On the other hand, the University of New Hampshire Survey Center had their own poll and got the following results:

But in the most recent University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll, more than half – 55 percent – of state residents were in favor of gay marriage, while 39 percent opposed it.

So, who are we to believe? Dartmouth or UNH?

Priya Lynn
May 14th, 2009 | LINK

Eddie, my guess is that absent any knowledge of methodological flaws in either poll we take the average of the two. That’d be 47.5% in favour and 42% opposed.

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